How to Make Your Own Vegan Nut Milk in 4 Easy Steps! by Chef Gigi Gaggero

Vegan Beverages
a year ago
How to Make Your Own Vegan Nut Milk in 4 Easy Steps!

Making homemade vegan nut milk is easy. Really! Here's how!

  1. Soak the nuts. Start with 1 cup of raw, unsalted nuts. In a large bowl, cover nuts with at least 1 inch of cool, filtered water. The nuts will plump, so make sure you have room in the bowl. Cover the bowl tightly and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Drain the nuts in a colander and rinse thoroughly with cool water. Toss them in a blender. Add 1 1/2 cups of cool water and a pinch of salt (optional). If you want to sweeten the milk, you can add a couple of pitted dried dates to the mix, or a tablespoon of maple syrup or honey.
  3. Blend at the highest speed for about 2 minutes (thoroughly pulverized). Blend in up to 1/2 cup more water to thin, if desired. Taste the milk and add more sweetener or salt, if needed. You also can blend in some vanilla.
  4. Slowly pour through a sieve lined with cheesecloth. Squeeze. Keep sealed in the fridge.
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Raw Cashews
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Hazelnuts (Filberts)
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Macadamia Nuts
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Chef Gigi Gaggero
So- Donna John there is a bag one can purchase called a "Nut bag"- specific for this very kitchen task! Yiu can let it hang, drip and give it a squeeze ! Chef Amy taught me ! All this time I've been using cheese cloth to squeeze through! It's just an additional option . But it's a good one!
Chef Gigi Gaggero
PS- it isn't anything like a straight jacket ! Donna John Elisa All 30SecondMom ( jus clarifying ) 😜
Donna John
LOL! This cracked me up! :-) I added a nut bag to the tip. You are so full of culinary wisdom, Chef Gigi Gaggero! We are lucky to have you here to share it with the tribe!
Chef Gigi Gaggero
Donna John Awe, Thank you . I've paid a few dues. Like seventy five thousand of them ! Happy to share !!😉
Dr. Shayna Mancuso
Chef Gigi Gaggero -- this is so wonderful and really something I would love to make.
My girls and hubby would enjoy also.
And to think I could have homemade almond milk in my coffee each morn?!! 👍

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